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About this Object
Object Name:
Veil Nebula, NGC 6960, Cygnus Loop
Object Description:
Supernova Remnant
Position (J2000.0):

RA: 20h 45m 40s
Dec: +30° 58' 30"
Constellation:
Cygnus
Distance:
2,100 light-years (640 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:
The image of the Veil Nebula was created from Hubble data from proposals 14056: Hubble Heritage Team, PI: Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, J. Mack, S. Meyett, L. Frattare, C. Christian, J. Green, and M. Livio (STScI/AURA), and K. Noll (NASA/GSFC). Special thanks to W. Blair (JHU/STScI) and S. Porter (JHU) for their contributions.
Instrument:
WFC3/UVIS
Filters:
F502N ([O III]), F657N (H-alpha+[N II]), F673N ([S II]), F555W (V), and F814W (I)
Dates:
April 14 - 17, 2015
About this Image
Credit:
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date:
September 24, 2015
Colors:
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3/UVIS instrument. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F502N ([O III]) blue
F657N (H-alpha+[N II]) red
F673N ([S II]) green
F555W (V) blue
F814W (I) red
Orientation/Scale: